Mourning after the loss of a ten year old son: Unfinished EMDR therapy with the mother - What we've achieved and the challenges for continuation of the therapy - A case report

Description

The loss of a child belongs to the category of traumatic loss and is identified as a high risk variable in the development of complicated mourning. Rando (1993) even points at the need to conceptualize a special model to describe parental mourning, because bereaved parents cannot, and must not, be expected to have the same bereavement experiences as other mourners. This author describes 6 „R“ processes of mourning: recognizing the loss, reacting to the separation, recollecting and re-experiencing the deceased and the relationship, relinquishing the old attachments to the deceased and the old assumptive world, and readjusting to move adaptively into the new world without forgetting the old, and reinvesting.

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English

Author(s)

Elvira Duraković-Belko

Original Work Citation

Duraković-Belko, E. (2018). Mourning after the loss of a ten year old son: Unfinished EMDR therapy with the mother - What we've achieved and the challenges for continuation of the therapy - A case report. Psychiatria Danubina, 30(Supplement. 5), S311-S314. Presentation at the 1st EMDR Conference (2017, November) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo

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“Mourning after the loss of a ten year old son: Unfinished EMDR therapy with the mother - What we've achieved and the challenges for continuation of the therapy - A case report,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 9, 2018, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25498.

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